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  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.davidbouley.com
  • Phone: (212) 791-3771
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Tuesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Dinner:
    Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    Friday & Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

    Closed on Sundays Note: Open on Sundays from Nov. 30th-All thru December, Open for Lunch and Dinner
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Isao Yamada
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Main Dining Room can accomodate 60 for a seated dinner. Please contact the restaurant for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Danielle Falcone (917) 237-3205

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Duane Street & Hudson Street
  • Public Transit: 1,2,3, A and C trains to Chambers St. E train to World Trade Center. 4,5 and 6 trains to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall.

  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public parking garage located at the corner of Hudson and Reade Streets.
A word from brushstroke
A collaborative effort between Chef David Bouley and Japan’s Tsuji Culinary Institute, Brushstroke presents an inspired modern adaptation of Kyoto's kaiseki cuisine; seasonally focused tasting & A la carte menus that change throughout the year. Lunch and Dinner is available

Our menus offered in the main dining room showcase a wide range of Japanese cuisine; from the delicate use of vegetables to sashimi, rice and wagyu. Options include Chef Yamada's 8 Course Kaiseki menu starting at $135 per person and a 7 Course Vegetarian Tasting menu starting at $100 per person, and an A la carte menu. The Kaiseki Restaurant features sashimi but not sushi.

Sushi is offered exclusively with Ichimura at Brushstroke where Chef Eiji Ichimura showcases an Omakase menu, starting at $180 per person.
****Sushi bar reservations cannot be booked on-line, they can only be made by calling (212)791-3771 and require a credit card to hold.****
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Diner Reviews
  • "Unbelievable attention to detail and each course was unique and complex in a way that I can't really describe. Honestly, just go, get the kaiseki (set menu), and enjoy. It's a lot of food by the way."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "This was our first visit. We both had the fixed menu which gives you quite a variety of items, including sashimi. I opted for the larger sashimi plate and didn't regret it. I also had the wine/sake pairing. This gives you a wine or sake with each course, and all were paired nicely. Service was prompt and efficient, and it was a pleasure watching the chef prepare the sashimi. While a bit pricey, it's far less that some of the other well-known sushi restaurants in NYC. I consider it good value for the money. This is a Bouley restaurant, and we also went to Bouly the next night, it's right across the street. Give them both a try."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "As a Japanese I would like to say that my experience at Brushstroke was one of most authentic Japanese Kaiseki food I ever experienced in NYC. Plenty of real Japanese ingredient and really creative food as well as presentation. I would recommend anyone who want to experience real Japanese food but I think you must have enthusiasm and eclectic taste to understand this kind of high end food."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The food is to expencive. The tasting Menue was boring. The service was poor. Das Preis- Leistungsverhältnis passt nicht. Für ein Menü für 135$ erhält man einen sehr kommerziellen Service und sehr durchschnittliches Essen."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food and service were exquisite. We had a meal that was not only delicious but leisurely and beautifully presented. A truly memorable meal."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "My family of four foodies has dined extensively and well. Brushstroke is in the top tier (along with Louis XV in Monaco, Joel Robuchon in Paris, Alinea in Chicago, French Laundry, ...). Expensive, but worth it. Jacob, the sommelier, is exceptional."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Tried lunch tasting, but it was actually a prix fixe menu. :) Sakiduke (amuse) was 3 kinds canapé; yuzu tomato, cauliflower truffle, okura dashi gelee. They were tasty, especially yuzu. Picked pacific jumbo oyster, uni, bay scallop, Meyer lemon dressing form as appetizer. This was incredibly yummy, but may be to fishy for typical non Japanese. Entre was Japanese snapper sashimi, osetra caviar & uni with radishes, marinade of camelina oil & Tasmanian mustard dressing. Loved rice entre, Alaskan wild king salmon sashimi & trout caviar, onion sesame wasabi purée. The purée was phenomenon and matches salmon. Dessert was matcha ice cream with sweatened black bean. This bean was perfectly cooked as a sweat. Thank you, Tsuji culinary school!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Outstanding lunchtime tasting menu, great food and service, beautiful restaurant; cannot have hoped for a better experience. Loved the sake that was suggested by our server. Skate was among the best I've ever had. Oyster and sashimi excellent."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The food is top notch and probably the best Japanese food you can find in NYC. Service is on par with the quality. Portions are small but we were surprisingly full at the end of the meal. Prix fixe lunch is good deal (4 course + amuse bouche)."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We were very enjoyed. All dishes were beautiful, delicate and delicious. Sometimes we want to go the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We had gone a few months ago and had some service issues and Brushstroke was nice enough to ask us to return to try again. Thie time everything was perfect from the food to the service. Glad we tried again and really nothing like it outside of Japan."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Not what I expected from a Japanese restaurant, but not at all disappointing. A wonderful experience! The appetizers we had was a soup and oysters. The entrees were the wagyu beef, pork belly and lobster rice. They were filling and delicious. Initially, the portions looked small but we actually had doggie bags. We could not even share a dessert, the three of us was so satiated. I would recommend a repeat anytime"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Loved the food but left the restaurant hungry even after speeding a lot."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Very good Japanese food with a twist. It was also nice to have David Bouley working in the kitchen for half our meal."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "So I choose this restaurant for my birthday. I however didnt feel it was very special because they charge you for all that money but the service wasnt that great. The food however was pretty good. They knew it was my birthday but no body came by to sign happy birthday, very disappointing I would be very careful if you have any allergies. we told the waiter that we cant have any seeds or nuts including fruits and we told them we were concerned about the sugar intake for the dessert portion of our meal. they switched our dessert for him to fruits and they had strawberry and blueberry in it. -_-"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Had $28 Salmon Donburi for lunch. It was amazing but potion was very small. If they had a daily lunch special which fills me up and in around $20 price range, we will be definitely eating lunch once a week…"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great food, weak service. The service was invasive at times - too pushy when we had just sat down trying to get us to order a glass of champagne prior to giving us the drinks menu and was too standoffish when my glass was empty (for 20 minutes) before refilling it. The waiters also delivered drinks and food to me that were for my wife and vice versa"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went to Brushstrokes after a friend who happens to be a chef told us about it. What a special evening. We were treated as honored guests, for simply dining there, and we had the pleasure of sitting at the sushi bar watching the chef expertly design his plates. The sushi and sashimi, as well as the Wagu beef were outstanding. The quality of the food, and the thoughtfulness that goes into each dish elicit high respectfulness. The saki was unusual and complimented the meal perfectly. Brushstrokes is a very specula dining experience."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I had 2 young (age 17) with me with me who had never experieced Japanese cuisine. We were seated at a corner of the counter right near where all of the sushi and shishimi were being prepared. They were really blown away with the precision and beautiful presentation of this food being prepared. Then each course was brought to us beautifully presented, delicious in every way and to sum it all up -- perfect. Each course was wonderfully explained when they were presented to us. The evening at Brushstroke was a highlight of my dining experience in New York and the 2 young men with me enjoyed it so much that they still keep talking about their experience. I will be back. This restaurant is Outstanding!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The cuisine is like Japanese-French fusion well executed. The waiter was attentive but for some reason although we ordered two eight- course KEISEKI menu and confirmed our choice of each dish with him, the kitchen though we ordered the six course tasting menu- the Keiseki includes a lobster soup and both meat and seafood main courses while the tasting doesn't come with soup and only gets meat or seafood. When I found out they skipped our soup course and served the fish main I told them we got the 8 coursed Keiseki, they reversed the order of the dishes… The orders of the dishes are very important in both Japanese and French cuisines and this is a high end restaurant so I was shocked how would they made such a mistake..."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Dinner was beautifully presented, but just not great. Was good for a one time experience - but likely wont go back there as there."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The food here is unique and special. But out waiter took himself - and the whole experience - WAY too seriously. He was insufferable actually."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We have been fans of Bouley for a long time. While the atmosphere was decidedly less opulent, it was inviting and comfortable. What seemed like a complicated menu became easily understood upon thorough explanation by our outstanding waiter. The cuisine was unlike anything I've had before and was memorable. The entire staff was courteous and well-trained. Highly recommended"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "High quality fish but small portionS and high prices and therefore not real value; also wine list very expensive"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Service was amazing, food prepared perfectly and served artfully. Empty plates whisked away, water never empty and questions answered promptly, politely and un-condescendingly. Lucky find for a special evening with friends and loved ones."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Brushstroke exceeded all of our expectations. Had the Early Spring Kaiseki Menu - come with an ready palate and be prepared to smile with every bite. Drinks are a bit expensive but well worth tasting as well."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Service was impeccable here - our server was super attentive and great. The menu is a little confusing and portions are small but it was a fun time for a group"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I love trying great restaurants in NYC and around the world and this was one of the best dining experiences I have had. I tried the 6 course tasting menu. Each course came and each course I loved. The food was gorgeous, sublime, yet subtle. Excellent service and atmosphere. Just a beautiful and serene dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "If you love the art of sushi and revere thoughtful construction of palate-engulfing bites, Brushstroke is a must. Our chef was a master as was the great Sesshu, master painter in the 15th century. Highest recommendation. Kaiseki experience is alive."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Well the prefixed dinner was quite good it seems outrageous to charge $40 more for a small piece of steak to be added"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food was exquisite and memorable, and the service subtle and polite, with just the right touch of formality."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Everything we tried was amazing. It is expensive but totally worth it."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Every dish was executed exquisitely. Beautiful presentation. Wine and sake pairings really complimented food. Sommelier was very knowledgeable. Most enjoyable japanese meal i have had in awhile"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We used to live in Japan and this was a great reinterpretation of the kaiseki experiences we had there. It was a unique Japanese dining experience for NYC.......definitely nothing like your neighborhood sushi restaurant. The seasonal dishes and presentation of each courses were very good. Loved the pork belly and the guinea hen rice. You have to be ready to eat lots of unusual foods if you want to really enjoy the experience. Picky eaters will have a hard time. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Food was excellent , but service off for a restaurant of this caliber. Waited 10 minutes for someone to come over to table, asked for wine list and it never came. Then another waiter 10 minutes later dropped off menus and no wine list. Took 20 minutes (after asking) for a waiter to take our order then another 20 minutes for first course to arrive. At that point, everything came out in a tasting menu too quickly, three minutes between courses. THe food was excellent and and along with Cagen, can't get outside Japan."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "the menu at brushstroke is broad - covering sushi, cooked fish, poultry, and red meat. it feels like the variety results in the lack of specialization. we had sashimi, dumplings, and cooked fish dishes. all were beautifully presented and tasty, but none was memorable. watching the kitchen (as we did from our perch), there was a sense of proficiency, but not one of artistry. it came across in the food."
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "The most fabulous dining experience I've ever had. The ceramics, the presentation of the food, the attentive staff, the sensational taster menu, the cocktails and the restaurant itself - everything was outstanding and so thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Having eaten many times before and always enjoined dinner. The new alacarte menu was mediocre , the portions were to large and the plating appeared to be haphazard for the exceptionally high cost."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "food was top notch and beautifully presented. i didnt have anything bad and we got the kaiseki menu."
    Dined on 4/9/2014